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  1. Playoff should see Midwest as Super, too

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a crazy notion: the biggest game in football being played not in some tropical locale but smack dab in the Midwest. It's true. The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and its forthcoming new stadium. Minneapolis was on...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    In honor of "College Football Playoff," I'm calling this intro line "Lunchtime Links Intro Line." Two Iowa defensive backs left the team. Kirk Ferentz says the proposed Big Ten realignment "makes perfect sense." Iowa approved a conflict-of-intere...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  3. B1G, Ivy doing vital work on concussions

    Brian Bennett

    College football fans are breathlessly following every incremental movement from this summer's meetings about a new postseason format. Understandably so. But what could radically change the very nature of the sport we love might be happening in the r...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  4. Entering the Hall: Art Monk

    Brian Bennett

    Before he became one of the most successful wide receivers in NFL history, Art Monk was a collegiate running back. Monk, who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, looked like he might follow in the footsteps of great Syracus...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. All systems are go for Ball and James

    Brian Bennett

    LOS ANGELES -- Montee Ball had hoped to meet LaMichael James at "The Home Depot College Football Awards" show on Dec. 8. Alas, James had finals and couldn't attend. It's no wonder Ball wanted to size up maybe the only running back in the country w...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  6. Jared Crick of Nebraska Cornhuskers has torn pectoral muscle, out...

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick's college football career is over.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011
  7. Simply Saturday: Major Harris v. Pat White

    Brian Bennett

    After ESPN.com unveiled its "Simply Saturday" series last week, many West Virginia fans wondered why Pat White was not on the list. The series ranked the Top 50 best college football players who never had the same success in the pros. White was un...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  8. Catching up with Ohio State's Archie Griffin

    Brian Bennett

    Several people can make the claim to being the best player in college football history. But only one guy has two Heisman Trophies to bolster his argument. Ohio State's Archie Griffin won his first Heisman as a junior in 1974, in a time when anyone...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  9. Heart of the City: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a closer look at city schools in college football. Our definition of a city school is one that competes in the same city/market as an NFL franchise. The Big East has a few of them. Let's examine the Pittsburgh Panthers School: Pittsbu...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  10. Heart of the City: South Florida

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a closer look at city schools in college football. Our definition of a city school is one that competes in the same city/market as an NFL franchise. The Big East has a few of them. Including the South Florida Bulls. School: South Flor...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Heart of the City: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Today on ESPN.com, we're taking a closer look at city schools in college football. Our definition of a city school is one that competes in the same city/market as an NFL franchise. The Big East has a few of them. Let's start with a look at the Cincin...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  12. Terrelle Pryor reaction from the Web

    Brian Bennett

    As you might imagine, Terrelle Pryor's decision to leave Ohio State shook college football and dominated the headlines on Tuesday. How many quarterbacks have won as much as Pryor has but still left such a bad taste in fans' mouths? Here's a sampli...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  13. Who's who among Big East strength coaches

    Brian Bennett

    Strength coaches have become some of the most valuable men in a college football program, often spending more time with the players than any other coach on staff. So who are the guys who condition the players in the Big East and supervise them in ...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  14. Top Big East coaches of the decade

    Brian Bennett

    In college football, the program is usually only as good as the head coach. So as we review the superlatives for the past decade, it's time to look at the top 10 Big East coaches of the aughts (record while competing as league head coach in parenthes...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  15. South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to skip senior seas...

    Brian Bennett

    South Florida junior defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after just one year of playing major college football.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  16. Wannstedt, Weis now going in opposite directions

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett There's little room for patience in college football, where coaches and programs are declared to be booms or busts from week to week. But sometimes patience pays off, as in the case of Dave Wannstedt vs. Charlie ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009